The state of being called nostalgia has a history fraught with ambiguity and poetical connotation.
In the late 17th century, nostalgic reminiscences were thought to be the symptoms of a deadly disease that shook one's mind
and body. Today, we view nostalgia not as a medical condition, but as a bittersweet recollection of one's past joys and sorrows--the
memories and treasures of an earlier self.